Drew Barrymore, Timothy Olyphant to Lead Netflix Comedy Series ‘Santa Clarita Diet’

Single-camera sitcom hails from showrunner Victor Fresco

Last Updated: March 18, 2016 @ 3:03 PM

Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant are headed for Netflix, and will lead the streaming network’s upcoming comedy series “Santa Clarita Diet,” TheWrap has learned.

The single-camera comedy is from showrunner Victor Fresco and will debut on Netflix in 2017.

“The genius casting of Timothy and Drew combined with Victor’s unique comedic sensibility will delight, and definitely surprise, our members around the world,” Netflix’s Vice President of Original Content Cindy Holland said in a statement.

Barrymore and Olyphant play married couple Sheila and Joel, realtors leading vaguely discontented lives in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita, until Sheila goes through a dramatic change that sends both of their lives down a road of death and destruction … but in a good way.

Fresco, Barrymore, Olyphant, Aaron Kaplan, Tracy Katsky, Chris Miller and Ember Truesdell will all serve as executive producers.

Olyphant, represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, is coming off of FX’s long-running “Justified.”

The series marks Barrymore’s small-screen series debut, though she regularly lends her voice to “Family Guy” and starred in HBO’s “Grey Gardens” TV movie. She is repped by CAA.